Penn's Treaty with the Indians Fine Art Print by Edward Hicks

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 28 famous people

An archival premium Quality art Print of Penn's Treaty with the Indians by Edward Hicks for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this historical painting sometime between the period of 1830 - 1840, he painted many different versions of this same theme during this period, so its hard to pinpoint the exact dates. The original oil on canvas of this example measures 18 by 24 inches in size and now hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. According to legend, in 1682 Quaker Reformer, William Penn met with the Native Americans at Shackamaxon in Delaware to exchange gifts for land. History does show that Penn did in fact meet with the Indians, however no treaty is known to exist. For the Quakers however, the meeting fulfilled the Biblical Prophecy of a Peaceable Kingdom on Earth. William Penn, his men and the Indian Chiefs and their men are all under the famous Treaty Elm tree, a New England Church is in the background with a long meeting house across the river. A tall masted sailing ship is in the river. Penn is pointing to a large parchment which is most likely the treaty, they also have a trunk that is open which is probably full of cloths and trinkets of which was traded with the Indians. Famous people art print #28

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